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Day Seven: Harpsichord Concertos (CD 1-7)

August 3rd, 2011 · No Comments · Armin Thalheim, Bach at 50, Bach at 57, Bach at 58, Bach at 59, Burkhard Glaetzner, BWV 1056, BWV 1057, BWV 1058, BWV 1060, BWV 1065, CD 1-7, Christine Schornsheim, Harpsichord, Harpsichord Concertos, Karel van Steenhoven, Mechtild Stark, Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum, Paul Leenhouts, Squire of Gothos, Star Trek, Violetta Liebsch

More “Squire of Gothos” music. As I wrote in yesterday’s post, the harpsichord is an instantly recognizable instrument. As such, it’s likely you either love it or hate it. Very people probably hear the harpsichord and say, “Meh.” Of the five compositions here, I liked Concerto for Harpsichord, 2 flutes, strings, and orchestra in F […]

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Day Six: Harpsichord Concertos (CD 1-6)

August 2nd, 2011 · No Comments · 1738, 1740, 1741, 1742, Bach at 53, Bach at 55, Bach at 56, BWV 1052, BWV 1053, BWV 1054, BWV 1055, CD 1-6, Harpsichord Concertos, Squire of Gothos, Star Trek

The harpsichord is an instantly recognizable instrument. Nothing on the planet sounds like one. And very few instruments are as quickly identified with their era as a harpsichord. But therein lies both its strength and weakness. Like the fuzz-guitar tone from the 1960s, a harpsichord cannot transcend its own era, which is the Renaissance and […]

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